Services for Researchers

Whether you are an experienced researcher writing a PhD or someone who is just starting out writing their first dissertation, Library and Learning Resources can provide expert advice in making the most out of our extensive range of resources.

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Librarians can help you throughout your research, from the scoping of the project in the initial stages through the collection of information and onto the maintaining of momentum. Keeping up to date through regular contact with your Librarian will both simplify the process and enhance your work.

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If you find yourself with an urgent question our easy to use chat service can help provide instant answers, any time of day.

Book a tutorial

Before exploring our resources you might like to book a tutorial with a Learning and Teaching Librarian who can provide expert guidance in developing research strategies for your chosen subject.

Alternatively you can contact the Learning, Teaching and Research Librarian for your course directly to discuss your needs:

ADM

Acting

Architecture

Art

Beth Delwiche:  Learning, Teaching and Research

Francis Firth: Collection Management

Nancy Jackson: Learning, Teaching and Research

Hugh MorganCollection Management

Beth DelwicheLearning, Teaching and Research.

Hugh Morgan: Collection Management

Conservatoire

School of English

Fashion and Textiles

Beth Delwiche:  Learning, Teaching and Research

Francis Firth: Collection Management
 

Nancy Jackson Learning, Teaching and Research

Francis Firth: Collection Management

Sue O'SullivanLearning, Teaching and Research

Hugh Morgan: Collection Management

Jewellery

Media / NTI

Visual Communication

Sue O'Sullivan: Learning, Teaching and Research

Hugh Morgan: Collection Management

Nancy Jackson: Learning, Teaching and Research

Francis FirthCollection Management

Sue O'Sullivan: Learning, Teaching and Research

Hugh Morgan: Collection Management

BLSS

Business

Law

Psychology

Sharon Stevens: Learning, Teaching and Research

Linda GarrattCollection Management

Sharon StevensLearning and Teaching

Collection Management inbox: in Andrew Scragg's absence

Sue O'SullivanLearning, Teaching and Research

Linda GarrattCollection Management

Criminology

Sociology

Black Studies

Sue O'SullivanLearning, Teaching and Research

Linda GarrattCollection Management

Sue O'SullivanLearning, Teaching and Research

Linda GarrattCollection Management

Sue O'SullivanLearning, Teaching and Research

Linda GarrattCollection Management

CEBE

School of Computing and Digital Technology

School of Engineering and the Built Environment

James DeanLearning, Teaching and Research 

Deniz BilgenCollection Management

James Dean: Learning, Teaching and Research 

Deniz Bilgen Collection Management

HELS

Health Sciences

Defence School 
of Healthcare Education

Education and Social Work

Nursing and Midwifery

Andrew Sayer: Learning,Teaching and Research

Mandy Goode: Learning, Teaching and Research (ODP, Paramedics, Public Health)

Graham Gamblin: Collection Management

Mandy Goode: Learning,Teaching and Research

Graham Gamblin: Collection Management

Janice Wright: Learning,Teaching and Research

Ann Stairmand-Jackson: Collection Management

Helen RybaLearning, Teaching and Research

Ann Stairmand-Jackson: Collection Management

 

Resources

On our Find Resources pages you will find introductions to all our resource pages including:

Summon

Complementing our extensive range of resources , Summon is a powerful library search engine that enables the user to custom build a search. Summon delivers fast, relevant results from the entire range of databases the Library subscribes to. Even though Summon is part of the search facility featured on our homepage, we’ve made Summon available as a stand-alone service which will allow for broader searching.

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Research Workshops

Aimed at research staff and students, the next series of events are planned to take place in November/December 2018 and then in May 2019.

The next scheduled workshop is on the theme of:

Working Towards a Doctorate. For more details, visit our Moodle page 

Previous workshops have covered topics such as:

  • Embracing Open Access
  • Copyright for Researchers
  • Managing Your Literature Search

Inter-Library Loans

As a library service we have access to a wide range of print and electronic books and journals. There will be occasions where we do not have access to a particular book or journal article. The Inter Library Loan service can help on these occasions. It allows us to borrow from institutions such as the British Library and other University libraries therefore giving us access to a huge range of resources. For more information on the process please refer to our inter-library loan pages

Centre for Academic Success

Based on the ground floor of Curzon Building providing workshops, one-to-one and small group tutorials and online resources on subjects including:

  •          Academic writing
  •          Dissertations
  •          Referencing
  •          Statistics

Find out more by visiting their iCity page

Personal Development Department

Based at City South, the Personal Development Department is here to help you make the most of your academic skills during your time at University. The department is staffed by tutors who have a range of skills and experience in education and practice who are perfectly placed to understand your concerns and answer your questions by email, over the phone or face-to-face. The team are happy to discuss any aspects of your work that are causing you concern and point you in the right direction.

Regular academic skills workshops are offered in the areas of:

  •          Essay writing
  •          Critical analysis
  •          Referencing
  •          Numeracy to support drug calculations
  •          Exam and revision techniques.

Find out more by visiting their iCity page

 IT Training

The IT training team offers a variety of free training and support both in person and online.

Courses are tailored for the individual needs of students and staff; follow the links to iCity to browse the current offerings. These include:

  •          Excel Essentials
  •          Introduction to NVivo
  •          EndNote Web Referencing Tool
  •          Getting to Know OneDrive

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